Saturday, May 03, 2014

End of the week

As the end of our week in Cincinnati neared it was time for Kirk
to have his stitches removed, so nurse Cara did the honors.

Our snuggles continued...

Smiles happened.
Maybe it was because Little One was happy
to wear a Bobcat's shirt -- which made her daddy happy.

On our last night in Cincinnati we all went out for dinner at
Eli's Barbeque -- it was outdoor dining ... so we made sure Miss Sydney was plenty warm,
and thankfully the outdoor tents were heated.

The walk back to the car -- the new daddy with his babe
and the new Papa with the diaper bag -- 

 Cara and I stayed up late on our last night together.
A new bond made.  A love deepened between mother and daughter.
And granddaughter.
Just us girls.
Laughing and crying.
Loving each other like never before.

Saying good-bye to these three loves was our hardest
"see ya later" to date.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Late night snuggles

These two.  In love with their fresh from Heaven little girl.
Melted my heart watching the two of them with their baby girl.

Time with Papa complete with dried milk on the face!

Tonight was the first of several late night snuggles with Nana 
after everyone else went to bed.
Just Sydney, Jimmy Fallon and Nana for an hour!

We had a wonderful day together.  Cara and I even managed to go or pedicures while Papa babysat!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Waking up at home

So much snuggling to do.  So little time.
So thankful that Cara and Tim are very generous with sharing their sweet girl.

First pediatrician visit

Sweet girl is wrapped around her momma's finger and forever in her heart.

 Watching the Today Show this morning, we see our friends, Brenda and Steve!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hospital visits with Sydney

We spent the first few days visiting Sydney and Cara at the hospital.  We cherished even those times. Watching the "kids" do all the "firsts" of parenting brought back so many memories.  Everything so new, so different.  Kirk and I marveled at how natural they both were in their new roles of momma and daddy.  They are so patient and kind and loving with each other.  Tim so attentive to Cara's needs and comfort.  Both so willing to let us hold and love on Sydney.

One morning we walked into the hospital room to this...

Cara was showering, and Tim was chilling with Sydney!
Over the couple of days they were in the hospital, we dined in the room.
Skyline one night and the guys went out for some burgers and guy time another.

The day Sydney and Cara came home from the hospital Kirk and I did some grocery shopping,
and picked up dinner on the way home (Chipotle!)  Cooking would have til tomorrow!

Cara and Tim headed to bed early on the first day home,
which meant Papa and Nana got to babysit for the first time!

Our first #grandparentselfie happened too!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Meeting our "Little One"

We awoke before the Sun came up on Saturday to get an early start on our drive to Cincinnati to meet our granddaughter.  It was unusually easy to wake up and get moving so early ... and we were right on schedule to get out the door.

Then this happened....
Mr. D had a little run in with the grinder on our coffee maker when he randomly decided to clean it before we left.  This little accident delayed us a few hours, and gained him a few stitches in the ER!

We managed to get to the hospital in Cincinnati before bedtime and get in a couple hours with the kids and Sydney.  The hospital parking ramp signs cheered us on ... "B" in pink for our baby girl is what we read!

baby love ...

 Facetime with Auntie Danae ...

 Stretches ...

After a few hours of loving on the kids, we said goodnight to the new momma, daddy and fresh from Heaven Sydney and headed to their home for the night.